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Was Glasgow an Afterthought?

Posted Jul 6, 2007 12:00 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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British authorities say two doctors who tried to attack Glasgow’s international airport had sped there after trying to set off the two car bombs in London a day earlier.

Investigators are not sure if the suspects attacked Glasgow in reaction to the failed London bomb plots or if they had simply planned a third bombing, the New York Times reports.

One of the suspects, Khalil Ahmed, was too badly burned to undergo questioning. The other suspect, Bilal Abdulla, has been questioned. A total of eight suspects are in custody.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that two of the eight suspects had considered working in the United States and taken preliminary steps to apply for graduate medical programs here. An FBI spokeswoman identified one of the suspects as Mohammed Jamil Asha.


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